Empires of Pain: A Story of Racism, Opioids and Revenge (graphic novel)

It is my great pleasure to present “Empires of Pain: A story of Racism, Opioids and Revenge,” a short 15-page web-comic I produced along with Hugh Goldring of Petroglyph/AdAstra Comix and beautifully illustrated by Pia Alizé Hazarika. –> empiresofpain.com The comic is an adaptation of chapter 4 of my recently published book Revenge Capitalism: The …

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Rising up against white revenge in ROAR

ROAR Magazine has published a short essay I wrote “Rising up against white revenge.” The current uprisings reveal that America is haunted by the reality of white revenge and manufactured fears of Black revenge. But the tide is turning Read the original here: https://roarmag.org/essays/rising-up-against-white-revenge/ Since its inception, the Unites States has been wreaking a deadly …

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The Order of Unmanageable Risks podcast

The Order of Unmanageable Risks is an eclectic podcast about the crisis of anxiety in our society today and its links to the system of capitalism. In a series of interviews with important thinkers across a range of disciplines, hosts Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (UCL Sociology) and Max Haiven (Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social …

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In conversation with Phanuel Antwi about REVENGE CAPITALISM

I was thrilled to talk with my friend Dr. Phanuel Antwi about my new book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts as part of my publisher Pluto‘s contribution to the Radical May series of online events. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/rJuj1J2yyz4 AUDIO:  

The Politics of the Opioid Crisis on KPFA’s Against the Grain (audio)

I was pleased to have an opportunity to talk through some of the themes in a chapter titled “Our Opium Wars Pain, race, and the ghosts of empire” in my forthcoming book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts, due out from Pluto Press in May …

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Digital/Debt/Empire interventions series

In the lead up to the Digital/Debt/Empire gathering in April 2019 Public Seminar, the online platform of the New School for Social Research, hosted a series of scholarly blog posts from gathering invitees. The pieces are as follows Art, Research and Action Against Debt’s Digital Empire, Max Haiven, Enda Brophy, Benjamin Anderson (April 4, 2019) …

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Colonial Debts, Extractive Nostalgias, Imperial Insolvencies intervention series

In September 2018 the UK-based scholarly online platform Discover Society published a short selection of texts edited by Clea Bourne, Paul Gilbert, Max Haiven and Johnna Montgomerie as part of their larger series of inquiries under the heading of Finance Capital and the Ghosts of Empire. The pieces in the special section are as follows: …

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Beyond the Violence of Colonial Civility: The Art of Raven Davis (2017)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2017. “Beyond the Violence of Colonial Civility: The Art of Raven Davis.” In The Art of Civil Action, edited by Pascal Gielen and Philip Dietachmair, 115–36. Amsterdam: Valiz. Abstract “At issue here is the way the legacies of genocidal settler-colonialism leads to a cultural politics in which ‘civility’, ‘civilization’, and ‘civil society’ …

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